Category Archives: Personal Technology

Use ‘%%’ to indicate a percentage change of a percentage?

“40% of people clicked through when the button was blue. When we changed it to green, the click-through rate increased by 20%!” We all know that the above statement is ambiguous; we can’t be sure whether the writer intends to … Continue reading

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My Experience with Carbonite Home and CrashPlan+

I don’t like losing data, and I’m guessing that you don’t, either. I already do local backups, but not only can it a little cumbersome and easy to forget (not to mention drive failures), fire or theft could result in … Continue reading

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AT&T U-verse for the Curious Consumer – The Residential Gateway and Wiring Options

AT&T U-verse is an Internet, TV (IPTV), and phone (VOIP) service delivered primarily by fiber and existing copper. This article is targeted at consumers who would like a little bit of light shed on the in-home hardware (what it does, … Continue reading

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View Your Google Apps Calendar in Outlook 2007/2010

Microsoft Outlook (2007 and 2010) and Google calendar both support the iCalendar format, which means you can view your Google calendars in Outlook. This is great if you, for example, want to be able to see your Google Apps personal … Continue reading

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Beware of DVI-I Cables (they are Not Compatible with DVI-D Devices)

I recently moved my flat-panel displays further away from my computer, but the DVI cables they came with weren’t long enough to connect the displays to the computer in their new location. So, I ordered some longer DVI cables from … Continue reading

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Open Personal Portable Lifetime Store (Perpolis) v0.1.0

Perpolis gives you ownership of and puts you in control of your own data; whether it’s your blog posts, status updates, pictures, bookmarks, address book, calendar, or to-do lists. The idea is simple: everything personal, such as a blog post or address book, should be yours. If you choose to have your blog hosted by, say, Blogger, or your address book hosted by Hotmail, then this may not be the case. These data are difficult to take with you should you decide to move to another service, or if either of these services ceases operations. Continue reading

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